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Is this Message Board better than the old one?
Yes
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No
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Don't Know
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Dancing since I was 3
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on People!!!

Let's be honest............this site has become BORING!!! That is why nobody is posting. Yes, people use this site to post announcements and for a while.........even inappropriate postings of a sexual nature.

The old board.......with the controversial subjects like best studio, best dancers, best competitions, results, who saw what and what they thought.......those were the posts that got our juices flowing and made us WANT to respond.

How do you respond to a posting of a workshop or an adult dance class. This has become nothing more than an information board.......zzzzz.

I say, let's get back to the good stuff. I like the idea of sharing information about studio's. So what if the conversation gets heated.......that's the point.........to STIMULATE conversation.

It is not necessary to be rude but just because my opinion of a dancer or studio may be different than yours, doesn't mean there has to be a problem. We are all different people, from different studio's, with different opinions.........just like the judges at the competitions we visit.

So I say...........post away! Let's get down and dirty and have some real conversation that will get responses. If this board continues to be used like a damn classified section of the newspaper..........I am erasing it from my favorites.
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dancechauffer
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Joined: 18 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Dancing Since I was 3....I like your spirit. Why not start a new thread and get us started...
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DanceIsMyLyfe
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Joined: 01 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:56 am    Post subject: Why This Message Board is No Longer Popular and BORING! Reply with quote

Sad When this new format came online, I posted a comment about and named a studio and the Administrator of this board removed the name of the studio and changed my words. So there was a post on here with my name on it and the words were not mine. This was WRONG (if not illegal under the charter of rights and freedoms). I only visit this board occassionally now and am considering creating my own board where we can all be free to express our thoughts. Let's see if OntarioDance will actually post this message. OntarioDance, I'm surprised you manage to maitain sponsors of this site with porno messages and lack of hits. Nice.[/b]
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dancechauffer
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is wrong. Negative comments are part of any board and as long as they are not filled with offensive language and do not make slanderous charges against someone without proof, then I think any opinion should be fair game.
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Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To help make OntarioDance.com better give us some ideas of new forums you would like to see!
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DanceIsMyLyfe
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The forums topics are set up OK, but we need to be able to express ourselves freely here and I don't think we feel that way anymore. Obviously pornographic messages and foul language should be removed, but opinions should not be edited. It's obvious to me that the number of posts have drastically declined in this newly designed board, so it depends on what OntarioDance wants to achieve here. Let's see if we can revive this to what it was before, otherwise I know I'll look for another avenue to chat with people in the dance commnity. These boards are for sharing information but we can't deny that there's an entertainment factor to consider as well, so this needs to be able to hold my interest. I look forward to participating in the discussions!
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rockette
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Joined: 14 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this board it totally better than the other one. It is way easier to explore and it is neater. There also is more to do...we can post a picture to our usernames and more Emotions.

I feel the reason why there perhaps aren't as many posts is because it has just been changed over and people need to start posting.
So instead of just talking about it.. start the juicy topics.

Personally I feel there should be no bashing other people or studios that is just childish and is not okay. I feel it is okay to discuss dances, moves, training, teaching techniques, and tips people have got from their studios. Dancers you have seen at competitions that blow you away.
And reasons why you feel those dancers are so good or why the studios are so good.
This is my opinion!!

Lets get started and quite talking about it.
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DanceIsMyLyfe
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rockette,
You see the world through rose coloured glasses.

We all want some of the things you want like the cutesy posts about great solos or where to buy used costumes (yawn), but that's exactly what's here now and why it's so boring. I'm not talking about deliberate bashing of studios, but I want the good the bad and the ugly low down on all that goes on in the dance world. If I'm moving to a new studio, I want to hear opinions of all kinds; positive and negative. I want to know how my studio compares to others in stlye, technique, how they are run, everything.

Sure you'll get your fair share of disgruntled people whining and complaining, but it will all balance out with the nice posts that will be written too.

As for the look of this new board, well it obviously is not the driver for hits on a site. The old board was prehistoric but very well atttended. Who cares if I can put a smiley face in my message Wink .
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stephi1
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Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats the point of having a site to post topics but nobody speaks there mind? can anyone say BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stephi1
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
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For the Love of Dance
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Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: www.dancemom.com Reply with quote

visit www.dancemom.com I would love it if Ontario Dance was more like that site.......... They have advertisers, a great group of dance Moms and Dads on their forums...Everyone is very helpful...they post pictures.. I realize that we are a lot smaller however there is no reason why we couldn't incorporate their way of presentation....
What does everyone think???
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kaye
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i belong to dancemom.com & i think it's wonderful. the message board is for conversation, advise & sharing pix & stories, not for advertising workshops or trying to sell costumes.
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For the Love of Dance
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaye wrote:
i belong to dancemom.com & i think it's wonderful. the message board is for conversation, advise & sharing pix & stories, not for advertising workshops or trying to sell costumes.

Exactly....their message board IS for conversaion, advice and sharing...my point entirely...
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